Things to do this weekend – 7 to 9 June 2019

Sample some of the very best the Winelands has to offer at the exclusive owner-hosted Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting, take the pups for a stroll and a picnic at Vergenoegd Löwe or take on the youngsters at the Dirtopia Youth Day Trail Run. We have an exciting and eclectic mix of things to do this weekend.

TASTE

Exclusive owner-hosted Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting – 8 June 2019

Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the rolling hills, mystical river and lush greenery of the Upper Blaauwklippen Valley are home to some of the most serene wine country landscapes in South Africa. It’s this rustic country charm that draws visitors to the Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting, to share in the passion for fine wine and terroir with the owners of the wine farms themselves. This years’ experience takes place on Saturday the 8th of June from 11am to 4pm.

A visit to the Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting feels like an escape to the country visiting friends, where you’ll hear the stories behind the wines and the farms, relax and meander through vineyards – glass-in-hand – or hop on the free shuttle provided on the day to explore all aspects of this hidden gem.

DANCE

After a successful visit to Stellies last month Secret Sunrise has decided to come back even bigger this time. This time to be held at the Slow Market, welcome in the new day with the rising sun on June 8th, stay behind after the dance as the market starts and grab a tasty coffee and breakfast to round out a sparkling Saturday morning.

New to the SS community? It is not like anything you have done before….You will be given headsets on arrival and you will be guided by “instructors” to dance and party. Combining elements of meditation and ecstatic dance, no experience needed, complete freedom of expression recommended.

R 100 Early Bird
R 120 General.

RUN

Youth Day Trail Run @ Delvera

Celebrate Youth Day with a run between the vineyards, stunning views & singletrack in the Simonsberg Conservancy. This day is dedicated to the youth of South Africa, to let them have some fun in the sun. There will be youth categories in every distance, so the family is welcome! All under 18’s pay only R50 pre-entry fee.
Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019
Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, on R44 about 10 km from Stellenbosch
Registration: from 07h30 at Dirtopia Trail Centre
Start Times and Distances: 15km start at 09h00, 12.5km start at 09h15, 7.5km at 09h30 and the 5km at 09h45

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The longer routes offer great climbing on jeep track through the vineyards towards Klapmutskop with rewarding singletrack trails and scenic wineland views from the water point of Table Mountain in the distance. The 5km circles through the vineyards and around the farm dams with lots of birdlife.

MyRun is a free weekly fitness events that is accessible to everyone and is held every Sunday morning at 8AM (registration is from 7:30AM)

Every registered participant will be issued with a unique timing band and results can be checked after each myrun event. We offer a 2.5km and 5km route which can either be walked or run, we are also pram and dog friendly.

Discovery Vitality members that participate at our myrun event will be awarded with up to 300 Vitality points. After the run join us for coffee or breakfast and browse our weekly farmers market stalls.

RIDE

Hellsend Dirt Jump & Shuttle Day @Hellsend Dirt Compound

The Trails Crew will be having another Dirt Jump & Shuttle day on Saturday 8th June at Hellsend Dirt Compound off Helshoogte pass just outside of Stellenbosch. Shuttles will run from 10:30 till 17:30. There will be boerie rolls, hot chips & snacks on sale and a bar serving soft drinks and beers. Cash only.

Shuttles: R350 (includes access to dirt jumps)

Dirt Jump: R100

WALK

Join Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate and Halli Trust – Non-Profit Organisation on Saturday 8 June from 09:00 for a fun doggy walk and picnic at their farm.

The walk officially starts at 10:00. Walk 2.5km or 5km trails routed through our vineyards then enjoy a delicious picnic in the shade of our trees after your walk, served from 11:00.

You are welcome to order a breakfast from the Deli before your walk. All leashed dogs are welcome. Please bring your own poop scoop or doggy poop bags.

Picnic baskets must be pre-ordered from the Cellar Kitchen. Please email reservations@vergenoegd.co.za to place your order. Baskets are R475 and comfortably serves 2 people. For more info please visit https://vergenoegd.co.za/about/picnics/ for kids options.

Platter may also be purchased on the day to be enjoyed in the shade of our trees!

Entry fee:
Dog food, cat food, blankets, water / food bowls or kennels. Bring cash for the raffle!

A percentage of all picnics sold for the doggie walk will be donated to Halli Trust.

For more info please contact:
Office – 021 843 3248
Heidi – 082 339 6876
Rene – 082 590 5247

WINE, DINE & TUNE IN

Put Friday the 7th of June in your diary for the next Bellevue live music evening! Each one has proven to be a great success so book now and don’t miss out. This will be the last one before they close for winter holiday in July with the next one only in August.

No cost for the event, only pay for your meal and drinks. Book by calling on 021 865 2054 or email chef@bellevue.co.za.